1.26.2020 – You can’t get that back

You can’t get that back
You don’t get a do-over
You get that one shot

In the valley of decision.

Speeding down the middle of the valley

I will turn 60 years old this year on my birthday in July.

It is like a billboard across that freeway in the valley of decision.

Coming up fast.

And written on it is:

you can’t get that back
You don’t get a do-over
You get that one shot

Much is going to change this year.

I can worry about all the changes all I want.

Worry is free.

What I want is to be worry free.

I try to hang my hat on what Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

I can do pretty good during the day.

But it is at night.

At night in bed when all and everything piles up like a jenga tower in my brain, just waiting to tip as soon as I make the wrong decision and pull out the wrong block.

And it all comes tumbling down.

Who could sleep with that on their mind.

Today’s Haiku comes from a story about one-time Detroit Lions General Manager, Martin Mayhew. (Ex-Lions GM Martin Mayhew knows he blew it: ‘I wish I would have taken Aaron Donald’)

Talking about decisions he made as the Lion’s GM, Mayhew said, ““It’s like anything else in this game,” Mayhew said. “If you’re the defensive coordinator and you call a blitz at the wrong time and you give that touchdown up and lose the game, you can’t get that back. You don’t get a do-over. You get one shot. If you’re the corner and you get beat for the winning touchdown, you got to live with that (and learn from it). If you’re the quarterback and you throw a pick-six in the fourth quarter with an opportunity to win it, you got to live with that.”

My decisions are not made in the public eye like Mr. Mayhew’s decisions.

But my decisions can impact a lot of people.

People I love.

I think I have more pressure on me than Mr. Mayhew.

I get one shot.

I do not get a do over.

I get that.

I can live with that.

As someone who has accepted the gift of grace through Jesus Christ, I can die with that.

I just wish I could sleep with that.

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